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How does cpanel-based web hosting function?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting marketplace offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/webspace hosting CP option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...

200k "site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The site hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a normal fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 web site hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's web page hosting market is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered most web hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Point No.1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder system is:

public_html (here is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you growing confused? We clearly are!

Negative Point No.2: The same mail folder configuration

The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.

Weak Point Number 3: An absolute absence of domain name manipulation tools

Do we have to mention the thorough lack of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...

Negative Side No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max three)

How about the need for another login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support management tool? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel site hosting provider. At times, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the ardent users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Inconvenience No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to grasp... rapidly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web page hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting firms:

As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...